You may have a pool/spa leak if . . .
Your pool will naturally lose some water from evaporation, bather splash-out and backwashing sand filters. You may also gain water from rainfall. Our rule of thumb is that if you're routinely adding more than two inches of water to your pool per week, you may have a leak. A leak of this magnitude is worth spending some time and money to repair.
Pools are meant to be watertight but sealants can deteriorate, while other parts of your pool shift and settle, or just plain wear out. Pools may leak through any of the fittings or accessories, plumbing, conduit, or even right through imperfections and cracks in the shell. It is important to repair leaks, not only to save water, heat (energy) and chemicals, but also to prevent undermining the pools structural components, and washing away fill dirt. Leaks often get faster when not addressed and can lead to more costly repairs. The ideal time to start a leak detection process is immediately after a water consumption change is noticed.
When you make the decision to call Aaron’s Elite Pool Service for your leak detection needs it will be helpful to know how much water your pool is losing in a 24 hour period. The best way to establish this number is by filling the pool up to normal operating height and making a line with the date in the skimmer at that level. All pumps and circulation should be off with the water calm. A new mark should be made in 24 hours under the same conditions. If there is precipitation during the test the results are void.
If you suspect a leak; look at the following things before calling for service:
Unsure of your evaporation rate? Place a bucket of water beside the pool and mark both. After 24 hours, check the loss of both. If the pool loses more, then there's a leak.
Average charge for leak detection range from $300-$450. If a leak is found underground a separate written quote will be provided. The leak detection process is complete at this point. Only after repair terms are agreed upon will a repair be made. There will be additional charges for cutting & replacing concrete and for SCUBA repair work. Many pools leak in more than one area, so monitoring is important after any repair is made.
New, old, large, small, concrete, fiberglass or vinyl liner pools are all susceptible to leaks. Leaks may be caused by ground movement and settling, animals and other acts of nature. Fortunately, Aaron’s Elite Pool Service has the materials and team to complete leak detection service and make repairs. We find and repair all leaks before further damage can occur to the pool or surrounding areas. Call for an appointment so we can fix your leak.
Aaron’s Elite specializes in Swimming Pool Leak Detection and repair utilizing the latest technologies, including electronic, sonic and hydro-phonic leak detection of your pond, concrete or vinyl liner pool. We use an electronic instrument that has been specifically designed to find leaks in your pool. We also may send down a diver for a visual and die inspection. The use of sonic leak detection devices save the pool or spa owner money and time. This device takes the guess work out of finding the leak. Sonic Leak Detection is used in conjunction with Pressure Testing for finding leaks in your plumbing. We listen for escaping air or water from the pipes that run from the pool, under your decking, to the equipment pad. We can find leaks in your plumbing lines faster and with increased accurately with this equipment.
The season to enjoy pools can be short if your pool is not equipped with a method of heating. Many problems that are commonly experienced can be solved without draining the water from the pool. Downtime for your customers or your own pool maybe avoided. It is likely we can provide a solution to your problem without draining the water from the pool.
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We service pools and provide pool cleaning services in and around the areas of Sarasota, Siesta Key Beach, Bradenton, Nokomis, Venice, Longboat Key, Nokomis, Bird Key, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Lido Key, Osprey, and Casey Key.